Jayson Gainza remarked that his impersonation of popular talk show host Boy Abunda has truly boosted his career. “Pinagpapasalamat ko yan kay tito Boy, kumbaga na hanggang ngayon naririto pa rin ako sa Banana Split. At maganda ‘yung ganon na meron siya laging ginagawa na segment kaya nagagaya ko rin,” he said. Jayson plays Tito Bhoy in the “Ihaw Na” segment of Banana Split.
He relayed that he constantly studies Tito Boy’s ways and mannerisms to hone his impersonation. “Lagi kong pinag-aaralan at hanggan ngayon pinapanood ko pa rin siya. Mahirap kasi gayahin si tito Boy dahil unang-una sobrang talino.”
When asked if he’s going to imitate another TV personality, Jason revealed that he would love to. “Oo gusto ko naman gumawa ng bagong character. Naghahanap pa rin ako ng iba, baka Doris Bigornia.”
Now that Banana Split will be celebrating its fifth year this October, the comedian said that he’s happy that the show has become very successful. He said he hopes that it would last long for him to continually work with his co-stars who have become his family. “Masaya ako at sana pa magtagal tagal pa po kami kasi ‘yung tabaho namin parang biru-biruan lang. Enjoy naman kami sa mga kasama namin, kumbaga hindi namin iniisip na kami nagtratrabaho, kumbaga pamilya na kami dito, tapos lahat naman, kumbaga naging magkakaibigan na, naging magkukumpare na.”
On why he’s effective as a comedian, Jason said that it would be because he keeps it natural. “Siguro pagiging natural lang [kaya ako effective]. Ako naman hindi ko pinipilit kong hindi para sa akin ang isang comedy. Ito nga si ‘Tito Bhoy’, pinag-aralan ko talaga at alam ko namang makakaya ko,” he said.
He added that not taking himself seriously helps him with his comedic efforts. “Pag di nakakatawa joke ko meron ding binabalewala ko na lang, ino-okray ko na ang sarili ko kasi pag comedian ka sa bawat punchline mo minsan mapapatawa mo sila, minsan hindi rin nakakatawa ‘yung binabanat mo,” he said.